Marta Reynal-Querol receives the 2022 Rei Jaume I Prize in Economics

group of recipients of Rei Jaume I Prize 2022

Top Spanish scientists are chosen every year to receive the prize given by the Valencian Government and the Rei Jaume I Awards Valencian Foundation.

Marta Reynal - Querol (ICREA-UPF and BSE) has been selected to receive the 2022 Rei Jaume I Prize in Economics for her contributions to the determinants of war conflicts, political economy and economic development using methodologies based on historical experiences and “big data”. Reynal-Querol’s recent research addresses the importance of the human capital of the first colonizers of Latin America and their original institutions in explaining economic development. 

The awards ceremony was held at the Palace of the Generalitat Valenciana on November 25th, 2022.

Professor Reynal is now the seventh BSE Research professor to receive the award. Previous recipients include José García-Montalvo (UPF and BSE) in 2019, Xavier Freixas (UPF and BSE) in 2018, Albert Marcet (ICREA-IAE and BSE) in 2016, Salvador Barberà (UAB and BSE) in 2008, Joan-María Esteban (IAE-CSIC and BSE) in 2007, and Jordi Galí (CREI, UPF and BSE) in 2004.

Winners of the award receive 100,000 euros and a medal from the Valencian Government and the Rei Jaume I Awards Valencian Foundation. Since its inception, more than 130 of the most important Spanish researchers in the fields of science, technology, and entrepreneurship have been acknowledged. 

Watch the Ceremony (in Spanish)

 Watch an Interview with Marta Reynal-Querol about the project (in Spanish)

About Marta Reynal - Querol

Marta Reynal-Querol (PhD, London School of Economics) is ICREA Research Professor at UPF, BSE Research Professor and IPEG Director. She is also a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Conflict Resolution and the European Journal of Political Economy, and a member of the Council of the European Economic Association (EEA). She worked for the World Bank between 2001 and 2005. Read more 

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